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Does the extradition law really spell the death of Hong Kong?

Hong Kong (CNN)Hong Kong is a city built for business. Seized by the British after the first Opium War ended in 1842 and used as a base for trade in drugs and other products, in the late 20th century Hong Kong became a leading global financial center and gateway to the giant Chinese economyThe handover of the city to China in 1997, however, prompted fears that model would collapse.Two years before that looming date, Fortune magazine ran a notorious cover warning of the "death of Hong Kong," lamenting that the "the world's most aggressively pro-business economy" was being handed to Communist China. It's a death knell that's been repeated countless times but never come true.Since 1997, China has embraced a ruthless brand of capitalism -- an ...